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Fishing Information

South Platte River - Denver

SOUTH PLATTE BASIN Fishing Report
Rating
3/5
Flow
102 cfs
Wind
17 mph
Temperature
61 °F
Low/High
57/77
Weather @SOUTH PLATTE BASIN - Updated September 20, 2021 - 12:06am by OpenWeather

Current River Flow Updates

Latest update 9/17/21-

Low flows and perfect visibility. Carp have been spooky but a stealthy approach has been paying off. Lightly weighted crawdad/bugger imitations are working well for us. We have been having a lot of success with the same patterns for smallmouth bass as well. The patterns mentioned below are a good starting point!

Historical River Flow

River Information

The Denver South Platte (or DSP) flows right through the heart of Denver and offers anglers the ultimate in urban fly fishing. The river is home to a wide variety of warm water fish, however, does hold trout in some of the upper sections. Without a doubt, no fish has put the DSP on the map more than the Carp. These ultra spooky fish have become a prime target for many of us here at the shop and have both frustrated and rewarded countless other anglers across this city and beyond. Aside from the Carp, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Suckers, Catfish and Walleye all reside in this waterway. The upper few miles, just downstream of C-470, north to Mineral Blvd, typically runs a little colder and holds the highest density of trout. This stretch is also undergoing stream renovations which should improve the quality of the trout fishery.

Seasonal Conditions

Fishable year round. The warmer months will be most productive for the warm water species here.

Additional River Information

South Platte River at Denver

SOUTH PLATTE BASIN River Gauge View Detailed Information

  • Flow 102 cfs
  • Wind 17 mph
  • Temp 61 °F
  • High/Low 57/77

River access

River access is plentiful throughout the entirety of this stretch of river. Anglers will find countless access spots from C-470 north to 104th St. Feel free to stop by the shop or give us a call for the most up to date report on what stretches are fishing best.

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